Friday, April 10, 2015


Humor is one of important spices needed in our life to make life run in normalcy mode. Humor has lots of benefits on physical and mental health. Adults seem to have a harder time with this concept, since they only laugh an average of about 15 times a day, as compared to a 4-year old who laughs about once every four minutes.
Physical benefits:  Increases Immunity, lowers stress hormones, relaxes muscles and prevents heart diseases.
Emotional Benefits: Healing from Depression, anxiety, anger, improves mood, adds happiness, energy and enhances self esteem, hope and brings in change in attitude.  Humor can also act as a coping mechanism that can help relieve hostility and anger. It can also help us to put situations into perspective. Sometimes we exaggerate a situation and make things seem worse than they really are. Humor allows us to detach ourselves and take a fresh look at something, and be more realistic about it.
Social Benefits: Humor can be used for bonding, releasing tension, attracting a mate, putting a rival in his place, or entertaining a child.
One can create situations of humor in their life
Watching comedy movies/channels  with friends or family or alone, reading funny books, join laughter clubs, have time for fun activities with family or friends, spend time with small children, have more people around you who share lots of humor,smile, count your blessings, be content with what you have and have a sense of gratitude etc.
I understand sometimes its difficult to have humor in our life with all the challenges but humor is a strong tool that will help us to overcome these challenges and face life as it comes.

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